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Parsing President Obama's Climate Plan

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President Obama delivered an anticipated climate change speech today where he outlined tough new policies to reduce carbon emissions.

Points of the plan distributed in advance of the speech. The administration will:

  • Direct the EPA to establish carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants
  • Make up to eight billion in loans available for investing in innovative technology
  • Permit more renewable energy projects on public land
  • Strengthen fuel economy standards

What questions do you have about Obama’s climate change goals? 


  • Michael Hawthorne: Environmental reporter for the Chicago Tribune
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